When Kelly and Asvin contacted us in June of 2020 their basement was only halfway finished with an entertainment space and half bath. They and their three small children enjoyed hanging out there, but the unfinished side was empty and ready to be overhauled into livable space.

They had big ideas for their unfinished basement and they did their research online. After searching for “home remodeling Columbus, Ohio” and landing on our website, they liked our portfolio and contacted our Team to start collaborating on new spaces for their family. Now they feel that the whole house is what they dreamed it would be!

Q & A with Kelly & Asvin Powell, OH

What was the goal for your basement remodel?

To create more functional and livable space for our three small children and extended family who come to visit. Expanding the existing half-bath into a full bath with a shower, was also important since there will be family staying in the new bedrooms. In addition, as our kids get older, they may want to move into one of the basement bedrooms. Finally, we wanted consistency within our home, as the other half of the basement was already finished. Now the whole basement is completed.

What features of your remodeled space are your favorites?

I really like that we were able to maintain a good deal of light with the addition of the egress windows. The pocket door on the bathroom that opens to the bigger bedroom is great since it saves space in both the bedroom and bathroom! The colors that our designer, Katie, helped us pick out are light earth tones, which help bring a good deal of light into the space. We were able to create a bonus area with a built-in desk in one of the bedrooms, which is perfect for guests and our kids as a place to get away and get homework done.

What advice would you offer to someone who is remodeling their home?

  • The biggest thing is be comfortable with who you hire.
  • Don’t be swayed by a design or idea that doesn’t resonate with you.
  • Financially it’s a big investment and you want to have your voice heard.
  • Be comfortable with voicing your opinion throughout the project and you will be happy with the end result. I was able to have open dialogue anytime I was unsure of an idea or plan and we were always able to come to a solution we were all happy with.
  • The Cleary Company did an excellent job involving us during the process of the project. Our opinions were always heard and acknowledged.

The Cleary Company Remodel Difference

Why did you choose The Cleary Company to complete your remodeling project?

I did some online searches to begin the process. The Cleary Company’s finished projects that we saw on their website really resonated with us. We did meet with a few other companies, but they just didn’t meet our expectations or grasp the aesthetic we wanted for this project. When we met with The Cleary Company, it just clicked. They spent the time to get to know us and understand our expectations and preferences. We really liked the time they spent with us.

We connected with the team that we worked with. Robert was great at explaining the process, timeline, and realistic expectations of the cost. We felt extremely comfortable with The Cleary Company from the beginning. The end result is a reflection of the work we were expecting.

What was your favorite part of working with The Cleary Company?

I really liked all of the crew that came in. This project took place right in the middle of COVID. Everyone was very respectful of the fact we had a baby and small children and wore masks. We work in healthcare and needed minimum exposure. There was great communication and we knew when people would be there. Every day when I went down into the basement, it was clean. You wouldn’t have known they had worked that day as there was no dust or fumes. We could continue to live in our house!

Was there a TCC team member(s) who stood out and if yes, how did they exceed your expectations?

Everyone was always attentive. Our Lead Carpenter went above and beyond building our custom shelves. Katie, our Designer, was very receptive to our needs. Little things that the Team did were really special. The guys working on the basement even bought a toy tool kit for our boys. The boys loved learning from them and knew everyone’s names that worked on our project. They went above and beyond!

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If you were asked to explain in one word why you choose to do business with The Cleary Company, what would it be?

Trustworthy! We trusted them with our home and never felt led astray.

Would you recommend The Cleary Company?

Yes, I definitely would and actually have already recommended them!

Want to Learn More?

Check out the before & after photos of this basement remodel in Powell, Ohio on our Houzz profile.

Working with our clients is like working with family. We work hard to get to know you through collaboration to design and build a home that works for you. We are honored to be part of our clients’ lives, during the remodel and beyond!

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